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... I'm editing this post to make it clearer in hopes to elicit a response. ... (0 replies)
... Keep in mind these are my opinions and I'm not a doctor. ... (7 replies)
... Check ACTH two hours after waking. If it is high at that time, then have it checked again in the evening around 4pm on another day. ... (1 replies)

... Thank you for the response. I have been finding a ton on conflicting info regarding test interpretation. I just read an article stating: "Standard high-dose ACTH stimulation test — A serum cortisol value of 20 g/dL (550 nmol/L) or more at any time during the test, including before injection, is indicative of normal adrenal function . *** Criteria that require a... (3 replies)
... Your serum cortisol on ACTH should double or more at 60 minutes. Usually, in primary adrenal insufficiency the ACTH is high, in attempt to stimulate the adrenals, similar to a high TSH in hypothyroidism. ... (5 replies)
Apr 16, 2008
... Cortisol is the T4 to t3 conversion suppressant in the liver.. it is also a stress hormone. Too much and you have Cushings issues. ... (4 replies)
... of range. So they do not have to be parallel in range. ... (31 replies)
... I know of course I'll have to wait until I see the doc to know what's going on, just looking for what this it could mean so I can read up... I work in the medical field so I'm fairly knowledgable, but this is pretty complicated. ... (2 replies)
... unless they're wildly high, in which case it indicates Cushings. ... (5 replies)
... Also, although, again I highly recommend you talk to your doctor... in some ways it seems odd that you would be so high when you weren't before. But, there's a couple of things to think about .... ... (29 replies)
... Doesn't the high ACTH in response to chronic lower Cortisol make Hypopituitarism less likely? ... (31 replies)
... I am in the process of getting diagnosed for my issues. So far I have a low cortisol am 7. ... (29 replies)
... Yes. ACTH is the hormone secreted by the pituitary that tells the adrenal gland to release cortisol. ... (3 replies)
... norm later in the day. So I guess it's not a ACTH producing tumor because it has this rythm? ... (2 replies)
... I've seen at least a thousand acth stims with serum acth over the years I've been doing this and never seen the combo of values you have. Your stim suggests secondary AI. ... (31 replies)
Sep 4, 2011
... Yea, my cortisol and ACTH were all measured in the morning hours. My cortisol levels were on the high end of the range, but they were still within 'range', my endo didn't seemed worried at all, but said he'll retest in two months to see where it's at. ... (2 replies)
... st and I don't have a lot of answers for you. I've been looking at this secondary issue as well for myself. I've read that there is some dispute out there over ACTH stimulation tests when it comes to SAI. ... (3 replies)
... I was diagnosed in 1998 with Addisons and one of the most conclusive tests they ran on me was the ACTH. ... (1 replies)
... is steroidal hormone regulates our mineral balance and is called a mineralocorticoid. Primary Addisonians lose sodium and retain potassium. Abnormal values here, in additon to physical signs and symptoms, require the next test. ... (8 replies)
... s syndrome is done in two stages. Initial tests are to verify that there is indeed excess cortisol present. ... (7 replies)

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